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Movie Release Date : January 2005

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WHO'S YOUR DADDY

Written by

Maria Veltre & Jack Sekowski

FADE IN:

EXT. ABOVE THE CLOUDS - DAY

We fly high above heavenly clouds.Beneath a brilliant blue sky.A TEENAGED BOY'S VOICE greets us...

TED NELSON (V.O.)

On any given day, your life can change in the blink of an eye. It's a clich�, I know...

Descending through the clouds, we are caught for a moment in a dreamy gauze.We emerge to find ourselves gliding above a small town.Descending lower.And lower.To Xenia, Ohio.

TED (V.O.)

...But a lot of clich�s get to be clich�s because they're true. Your life CAN change in the blink of an eye.What I mean is, one day you're a regular chump, a wannabe something.You're not even totally sure WHAT you wannabe...

We pass over the town square. A fine spring day in middle America. Red brick buildings with names like "Miller & Son Drugs," "Two Sisters Gifts," "Nelson Family Market."You can almost smell the rosy cheeks and moral fiber.

TED (V.O.) (CONT'D)

...The next day the doorbell rings and some stranger's holding your ticket to being SOMEBODY.

Still flying over the town, we focus on a TEENAGED BOY on a Schwinn.We follow as he pedals his way to...

TECUMSEH HIGH SCHOOL

A three story building.Older, brick, sturdy.Meticulously maintained.

TED (V.O.)

It happens every day.Dreams come true.And not just for those dim witted chain-smoking hillbillies you see on TV.You know, the ones who win the Super Lotto and spend their fortune on a truck full of Goobers and a new set of front teeth.It could happen to any guy, any time...even ME.

EXT. TECUMSEH HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

A JANITOR raises the American flag.It flaps proudly as the teenager chains his bike to a bike rack. He glances up at the flag, which is reflected in his uber-hip sunglasses.When he smiles, in SLOW MO, his teeth seem to sparkle.

TED (V.O.)

Uh, that's not me.I'm over here.

We SWISH PAN to another teenager, locking his bike.Meet our much less glamorous hero:TED NELSON, 17.A decent looking kid.Not hip enough to be cool.Not square enough to be tormented. He joins the other KIDS heading into the school.

TED (V.O.) (CONT'D)

You're disappointed, I know. I admit, I was hopeless back then. The 'do, the shades, ugh. But I always had good taste in women.

INT. TECUMSEH HIGH SCHOOL - CORRIDOR - DAY

CHRISTY MALONE, 17, fills her cheerleader uniform in all the right places. We watch her at her locker. Also in SLOW MO. Which makes even her most mundane task seem graceful. Wow, just look at her stack those books.

TED (V.O.)

That's Christy Malone.Head cheerleader, love of my life, lust of my loins.

Christy glances off screen and SQUEALS excitedly.Another cheerleader enters the frame, holding a newspaper called "EXPOSED!"Christy reads the headline.

CHRISTY

"Health Teacher Flunks Her Own Lesson!"No WAY!It's Miss Pratt, smoking a doobie!

Christy calls to Ted....

CHRISTY (CONT'D)

Look at this, Ted! Imagine if we did THIS in the school paper!

She shows him "Exposed!" Ted gawks. Happy just to be this close to Christy. But they are quickly interrupted by...

PRINCIPAL MERKIN (O.S.)

Hand them over! Immediately!

PRINCIPAL RICHARD MERKIN, mid-50's, marches down the hallway, seizing copies of "EXPOSED!" from students' hands. We can see that it is a "homemade" looking newspaper. And there's obviously much ado about it.Christy winks at Ted as she hides the newspaper in her locker.

FREEZE FRAME ON Christy, WINKING.

TED (V.O.)

Look at that smile.That wink. That's no platonic wink. That's a wink that says, "I don't just want you, Ted. I NEED you." So of course I had to ask her to the prom. I mean, she was practically begging for it.

INT. TECUMSEH HIGH SCHOOL - NEWSROOM - DAY

Ted ambles toward Christy. Struggling for nonchalance.She limbers up by stretching her leg high against the wall. She whispers to another CHEERLEADER.They giggle.Then Christy turns to Ted.Flashing that perfect smile of hers.

CHRISTY

Just the guy I've been looking for.

Ted wipes his sweaty palms on his jeans...

TED

I've been looking for you, too.

Christy continues stretching.Driving Ted crazy with her contortionist moves.

CHRISTY

Wouldn't it be awesome if we were about to say the exact same thing?

TED

(sotto)

From your lips, to God's ears.

CHRISTY

You go first.

TED

Ladies first.I insist.

CHRISTY

Well. The prom's coming up.

TED

Yeah?

CHRISTY

And I was wondering.

TED

Yeah?

CHRISTY

If you don't have...I mean...

She looks up at him with gorgeous blue eyes. Then blurts...

CHRISTY (CONT'D)

Teddy? Would you please please please take me to the prom?

TED

SHUT UP!Are you serious? Of course I will...of course.

Christy joyously jumps into Ted's arms.Wrapping her legs around him in a passionate embrace.The entire room APPLAUDS.

CHRISTY

You are the most wonderful guy in the whole wide world, and I love you madly, Teddy Nelson!

And just as she's about to plant one right on his lips...

SMASH CUT TO:

INT. TED'S OFFICE - NEWSROOM - DAY

The shrill ringing of a TORNADO DRILL ALARM snaps Ted out of his reverie. A large glass window separates Ted's EDITOR-IN CHIEF office from the rest of the school newsroom.We realize now that Ted has only been gazing through the window at Christy, watching her stretch those gorgeous limbs of hers.

TED (V.O.)

Sorry about that.A cheap trick, I know.But it's my story and my fantasy. So cut me some slack.

He follows the other students to...

INT. CORRIDOR - TECUMSEH HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

Ted joins his schoolmates, lining up on both sides of the hallway.Far from any windows. They all know the drill. Christy's just across the hall from Ted.He can't take his eyes off of her.

CHARLIE DUKE, 17, approaches Ted.He's got a camera around his neck and so much confidence, it's a wonder he can balance his head on his shoulders.

CHARLIE

Come on, bro. Spare yourself the humiliation, the degradation...

TED

You and your pep talks.

CHARLIE

Don't get me wrong. We can salivate over all the Christy Malones of our lives. Wishing we could devour them like melt-in-your-mouth filet mignon. But we're strictly hamburger guys. Ground chuck, sixty eight percent lean, is about the best we can hope for.

FREEZE FRAME ON CHARLIE.

TED (V.O.)

That's Charlie.My best friend. He's into beef analogies, partly because he's a butcher's son, and partly because, well, he's just into beef analogies. What can I say? He's also a photographer...

INT. BASKETBALL COURT - TECUMSEH HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

Charlie kneels by the sidelines.Shooting cheerleaders with his Nikon and an obscenely long lens.

TED (V.O.)

...a very gifted photographer.

THROUGH CHARLIE'S LENS:

A cheerleader's ripe buttocks, peeking out from beneath a short pleated skirt.As she kicks and jumps, her little red panties wedge themselves firmly between her cheeks. The camera skillfully tracks her movements, waiting until...

The cheerleader's hand comes down.In SLOW MO, her finger slips under her panties and tugs on the fabric, pulling it over her cheeks.Charlie's motor drive whirls.

RAPID STILL SHOTS OF THE CHEERLEADER'S BOTTOM

TED (V.O.)

The senior class voted him, "Most Likely To Have A Restraining Order Filed Against Him." But that's another story.

BACK TO CORRIDOR

Ted and Charlie lean against the wall.

TED

I genuinely think she wants me. I feel a vibe.

CHARLIE

That vibe is from your wrist, pal. You've been over-tenderizing your meat, again.

Christy catches Ted's eye and smiles a perfect smile.

TED

See? Did you see that?

CHARLIE

She smiles at everyone, Ted.She's like a newborn with gas.

Charlie secretly shows Ted a nudie magazine. "HEAVEN." A GORGEOUS WOMAN with perfect breasts graces the cover. A golden halo over her head.Charlie flips it open.Points to a picture.

CHARLIE (CONT'D)

The only chick more untouchable than Christy Malone is Miss April. (feminine voice) "Hi, my name's Ginger. I love tofu burgers, rainy nights, and riding bareback.My biggest turn-off is cell phones during sex." Here's a tip:set it on VIBRATE, honey, and don't be stingy with the lube. (winking at Ted) Don't knock it till you tried it.

TED

Were you always this sick?

CHARLIE

One thing for sure, Christy Malone ain't lookin THAT good naked.

Ted takes a peek at Ginger.Then at Christy.

TED

Someday, I'll find out.

CHARLIE

You have a better chance of being hit by a Mack truck with a refrigerated cargo bed full of sirloin tip.

Ted grabs the magazine and flips through more pages. Beautiful, naked women.Palm trees. Blue skies. Bubbling Jacuzzis. Red Ferraris. The stuff that fantasies are made of. Ted looks determined...

TED

I defy your hamburger theory of life, and all of the unfulfilled hopes and dreams it represents.

CHARLIE

That's crazy talk.

TED

I defy any and all limits.

Charlie can see the look in Ted's eyes.He's about to do something bold and daring. Something he'll regret.

CHARLIE

Don't do it, Ted. Don't do it.

TED

(walking away; defiantly) Any time, any day, a man can completely reinvent himself.

Ted starts to walk across the corridor, ignoring Charlie...

CHARLIE

I'm warning you. This is an official warning. Danger, Will Robinson, danger.

A quietly attractive teenaged girl, JULIE CONROY, watches Ted. She seems concerned, too.

TED (V.O.)

There's one more person you should meet. Someone integral to my story.

FREEZE FRAME ON JULIE.

TED (V.O.)

That's Julie Conroy. Unlike the rest of these losers, she didn't grow up in Xenia, Ohio. I just met her that day. But already, she had made a difference in my life.

INT. TEACHER'S LOUNGE - TECUMSEH HIGH SCHOOL - DAY

Teachers mill around.Chatting. Snacking on donuts, coffee. PRINCIPAL MERKIN bursts in, spilling a stack of "EXPOSED!" onto a table. Everyone freezes.

PRINCIPAL MERKIN

Oh, Miss Pratt, Miss Pratt! What were you thinking?How could you be so careless? (reading) "Exposing Hypocrisy in the Morons who Teach Us." That's the little bastard's motto!

The teachers turn to MISS PRATT.We recognize her from the cover of "EXPOSED!"

MISS PRATT

(summoning courage)

Principal Merkin, I realize we have to teach the children that recreational drugs are the devil's work, but that doesn't mean we don't dance with the Prince of Darkness ourselves, every now and again.

PRINCIPAL MERKIN

Ah, well, bravo!That's just what we'll tell the school board.

Suddenly, an AIR VENT pops open and CRASHES on top of a coffee machine.THE WHOLE ROOM, IN SHOCKED SILENCE, turns to look at...

JULIE, her head framed by the air duct.She holds a digital camera in her hand. Her expression says: "Oh, shit."

Principal Merkin narrows his eyes at the "little bastard" who has been making his life hell.

INT. TED'S OFFICE - NEWSROOM - DAY

Julie sits in a chair in front of Ted's desk. She and Ted size up one another.

TED (V.O.)

Merk's punishment was cruel. Expulsion without appeal. Or working for me on the school paper. The school paper would be torture for a gonzo reporter like Julie and we both knew it. But what choice did she have?

Julie leans back on the chair, rests her feet on Ted's files, and blows a huge bubble.

JULIE

So, William Randolph. Your last big scoop contrasted the popularity of Rice Crispie Treats and chocolate Snickerdoodles at the annual bake sale.

TED

That's just one example. My reporting has made a difference.

JULIE

Let me guess: retail sales of little chocolate sprinkles have gone through the roof!

TED

The school dumpsters used to overflow to the point where the stench was unbearable. My award winning expos� changed all that. The city added an extra weekday trash pick-up.

Julie deadpans...

JULIE

Is it true? Is ignorance bliss?

TED

Look, I loved "Exposed!" and I hate it that you got busted. I know the school paper sucks in comparison, but it's really not THAT BAD.

Ted's eyes wander to Christy, who prances around the newsroom.Julie notices.

JULIE

Don't even tell me you're hot for Miss Titty Pom Poms over there.

TED

Christy's a very talented journalist. I see a Pulitzer in her future.

JULIE

I didn't know they gave them for Best Lip Gloss Retention During a Blow Job.

TED

Me-ow.

JULIE

Go ahead. Ask her to the prom. Get it over with.

TED

I have absolutely no intention--

JULIE

--Do it. I triple-dog-dare you.

BACK TO CORRIDOR

Ted nears Christy.Students stare as he passes.They elbow one another.Whispering.

TED (V.O.)

So you see, this is really about a triple-dog-dare. I don't even know what it means. I just know, unless it's a felony, a triple-dog-dare pretty much has to be met with immediate action.

Ted seems unaware that all eyes are upon him.The cacophony of the corridor settles.He gets down on one knee in front of Christy.

Christy looks down on Ted.Smiles that smile.Which freezes as her eyes dart.Realizing that everyone is staring at them with great anticipation.

TED (CONT'D)

Uh, Christy, I was wondering...

ALL STUDENTS

WOULD YOU GO TO THE PROM WITH ME?!!!

The corridor explodes with LAUGHTER.Ted flushes with embarrassment.Christy looks mortified.

CHRISTY

(through gritted teeth)

Ted, have you lost your mind?

TED

You like me. I like you. I guess it's pretty obvious to everyone.

CHRISTY

I don't LIKE you. We're JUST FRIENDS.

TED

But that smile.

CHRISTY

Oh, Ted, DUH.I smile at everyone since I got my braces off.

TED

So you'll think about it?

Christy laughs derisively.

CHRISTY

You really don't get it, do you? I am genetically programmed to desire a big, buff, manly man who can defend and provide for me and my yet to be conceived offspring! It's, like, a caveman thing!

TED

So that's a maybe?

CHRISTY

The answer is NEVER, Ted, NEVER. Except maybe in your dreams.

Christy flees. Leaving Ted kneeling there. Alone. Unless you count the hoards of STUDENTS who are watching and LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY.

TED

In my dreams.Of course. (repeating; chanting) This is a dream.This is only a dream.

Julie approaches.Gives him a hand.Helps him up.

JULIE

No, Ted.This is an actual emergency.

INT. TECUMSEH HIGH SCHOOL - MEN'S ROOM - DAY

Ted pukes in the sink.

JULIE

I tried to warn you, William Randolph. She's got stiletto heels hidden in those Keds.

TED

But you triple-dog-dared me.

JULIE

It was for your own good, in a twisted sort of publicly humiliating way.

CHARLIE

One word, my friend. One word. MEATLOAF.

Ted lifts his head.Looks in the mirror.Distraught.

TED

There's gotta be more to life than meatloaf.

INT. THE NELSON KITCHEN - EVENING

Not a hair above middle class. Home sweet home nonetheless. Dinner in progress. MOM, DAD, Ted, younger brother, JIMMY. A mutt named CORKY curled under the table. A storm brews. Lightning in the distance. Thunder RUMBLES.

Ted's Mom observes her son with unmistakable Mom-radar. She slides a slab of - rotten timing! - MEAT LOAF onto his plate with an unpleasant thud. Ted shudders...

TED

If I never eat another bite of meat loaf again, it'll be too soon.

Ted's Mom frowns. Jimmy explains matter-of-factly.